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The '''S. J. Clarke Publishing Company''', founded by S. J. Clarke (1842-1930), was a self-publishing firm in Chicago that sold subscription histories of communities from the 1890s until the 1930s.Chudacoff, Howard P., "The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company and the Study of Urban History", ''Historian'', 49:2 (1987:Feb.) pp.184-193 The publications had limited printings, but can still be found in libraries and private collections. On March 13, 1876, a United States congressional resolution promoted gathering of local histories by communities to commemorate the centennial of independence. A number of publishers gathered these histories and recorded additional biographies to sell in most cases to the communities they described. These local histories now provide useful primary data for contemporary historians and genealogists. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company was a major contributor with scores of titles of the form "A biographical Record of ..."...
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Allamakee County (Iowa) -- History 2
Brown County (Wis.) -- Biography 2
Brown County (Wis.) -- History 2
Carroll County (Iowa) -- History 2
Chickasaw County (Iowa) -- Biography 2
Chickasaw County (Iowa) -- History 2
De Kalb County (Ill.) -- Biography 2
Hamilton County (Iowa) -- Biography 2
Hamilton County (Iowa) -- History 2
Howard County (Iowa) -- Biography 2
Howard County (Iowa) -- History 2
Logan County (Ill.) -- Biography 2
Lucas County (Iowa) -- Biography 2
Lucas County (Iowa) -- History 2
McLean County (Ill.) -- Biography 2
Oneida County (N.Y.) -- Biography 2
Oneida County (N.Y.) -- History 2
Peoria (Ill.) -- History 2
Peoria County (Ill.) -- History 2
Pottawattamie County (Iowa) -- Biography 2
Pottawattamie County (Iowa) -- History 2
Poweshiek County (Iowa) -- Biography 2
Poweshiek County (Iowa) -- History 2
Story County (Iowa) -- Biography 2
Story County (Iowa) -- History 2
Wayne County (Iowa) -- Biography 2
Wayne County (Iowa) -- History 2
Buena Vista County (Iowa) -- Biography 1
Buena Vista County (Iowa) -- History 1
Calhoun County (Iowa) -- Biography 1
Champaign County (Ill.) -- Biography 1
Clay County (Iowa) -- Biography 1
Clay County (Iowa) -- History 1
Clinton County (Iowa) -- Biography 1
Crawford County (Iowa) -- Biography 1
Crawford County (Iowa) -- History 1
Henry County (Ill.) -- Biography 1
Illinois -- History 1
Jones County (Iowa) -- Biography 1
Jones County (Iowa) -- History 1
Kane County (Ill.) -- Biography 1
Muscatine County (Iowa) -- Biography 1
Muscatine County (Iowa) -- History 1
Ogle County (Ill.) -- Biography 1
Rock Island County (Ill.) -- Biography 1
Stephenson County (Ill.) -- Biography 1
Stephenson County (Ill.) -- History 1
United States -- Biography 1
Wapello County (Iowa) -- Biography 1
Wapello County (Iowa) -- History 1
Webster County (Iowa) -- Biography 1
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